Lead others to mental health
There’s a growing need for counselors in the state of Texas. At A&M-Commerce, you can turn your passion for helping others into a profession. Whether serving as a school counselor, clinical mental health counselor or family therapist, our master’s degree program prepares you for a variety of careers. You'll learn clinical theories, techniques in therapy and characteristics of mental health. Apply your knowledge through internships and practicums that prepare you for the road ahead. Mental health matters, and so do our counselors. Become a part of this rewarding profession at A&M-Commerce.
counseling med/ms :: Majors and emphases
Focus Your Passion
The Department of Counseling offers four tracks toward earning your master’s degree. Explore which option works best for your career interest and lifestyle. All tracks are non-thesis.
Student Affairs (MED)
Gain employment in the university setting through our non-accredited student affairs track. Counseling provides the foundation needed to interact with college students on a daily basis. Graduates often find employment in career services, academic affairs, recruiting and admissions. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to help students, whatever their challenge may be. (Total Hours: 36)
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS)
Do you want to work in a hospital or private practice? Guide others to better lives with our CACREP-accredited clinical mental health counseling track. Our program prepares you to serve as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas. You’ll serve clientele with different mental, emotional and behavioral difficulties as well as couples counseling. With this track, you can also become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. (Total Hours: 60)
School Counseling (MS)
Make a difference in local schools through our CACREP-accredited school counseling track. Learn to provide guidance and counseling to students of all ages. You must hold a valid teaching certificate and 2 years of full-time teaching experience to qualify for this program. When you graduate you’ll be certified as a Professional School Counselor. (Total Hours: 51)
School Counseling with LPC (MS)
Are you interested in helping your school and community? You can become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with this CACREP-accredited track. Learn the importance of group dynamics, family therapies and diverse assessments through our comprehensive program. With this emphasis, you’ll be able to make a difference for everyone. (Total Hours: 60)
Study What Interests You
Earn a certificate or licensure as part of your graduate curriculum. These recognitions provide career benefits like higher salaries and job opportunities.
CounselingMSMED::CPCE Exam info
Learn about some of the exams you may encounter as part of your counseling preparation.
Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam(CPCE)
The Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) is a standardized exit exam designed to review the main core counseling concepts. All school and clinical mental health students must pass the CPCE. The exam is a computer-based exam (CBT) administered by the Testing Center.
National Counselor Exam(NCE)
The National Counselor Exam is a standardized test used to assess knowledge, skills and abilities determined to be important for providing effective counseling services. The NCE is an optional exam that is not needed to graduate. However, it is a requirement for counselor licensure in many states, including the state of Texas, and for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification.
Graduate Program Cost
Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,669 for Texas residents and $7,341 for non-residents.
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